West Bank

Hikers walk alongside Jamil, Sahari tour guide, as he leads them through Wadi Mukalak and surrounding areas during a 4 hour hike. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ruba Hafayda
13 May 2015
A group of Bedouin youth living in the desert of Palestine have created an eco-tourism initiative to support their community.
Heiaf (right) taking part in the Health Camp Initiative. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ruba Hafayda
29 April 2015
No one likes to live among garbage. But in the overcrowded Shu’fat refugee camp in the West Bank, UNRWA sanitation services are stretched to the limit and garbage piles up in the street. Toxic fumes from burning trash hang in their air.
Nagham, Raghad, Maram, Safa’ and Ihssan won first place in an educational robotics competition in the West Bank last month. They will be participating for the third year in a row in the Arab League robotics competition in Jordan! Generous support from donors like the USA makes it possible for UNRWA to provide high quality education to Palestine refugees. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Awtan Khalawi
22 April 2015
“I am now aware of the importance of every minute, I appreciate time more. Before this experience I didn’t manage time well,” says Ihssan, an eighth grade student at the UNRWA Qattaneh Girls School in the West Bank.
Reem Yaghy speaks with a journalist from Al Quds Network. © 2017 UNRWA  Photo by Yahia Masswadeh
15 May 2017
Earlier this week, Reem Yaghy, a 14-year-old ninth grader from the Aqbat Jabr UNRWA Basic Girls School, became the Director of UNRWA Operations (DUO) in the West Bank for a day. Together with West Bank DUO Scott Anderson and a number of UNRWA officials, Reem began her day...
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In 2016, there were 31 refugee fatalities from a total of 102 Palestinians killed. Also, 376 refugees were injured in or around camps. 

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613 (38 per cent) of the 1,628 Palestinians displaced by demolitions throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2016 were Palestine refugees

 Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank Scott Anderson meets with Brother Peter Bray, Vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University, and Negib K. Nasser, an engineer with the University, to discuss the implementation of the Saudi-funded ‘Developing, Furnishing and Equipping the Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism’ project at Bethlehem University. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Nanna Hansen
19 January 2017
UNRWA will implement the ‘Developing, Furnishing and Equipping the Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism’ project t at Bethlehem University through a US$ 10 million donation generously provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (centre) launches the 2017 UNRWA emergency appeals for the oPt and the Syria regional crisis, Palais des Nations, Geneva. 9 January 2017. UN Photo by Violaine Martin
09 January 2017
UNRWA launched today two international appeals totaling US$ 813 million to fund the emergency response to the crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and to meet the critical humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict...
Repairing the water network in Jabalia camp, northern Gaza © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
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In 2016, Palestine refugees across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) faced continued Israeli occupation, repeated violations of human rights and high levels of violence. In Gaza, the political and security situation remains volatile. Two and a half years on from the 2014 hostilities,...